November 04, 2021
Hello, holiday shopper!As the event host of Rekindle, a virtual holiday market that shines a light on women-owned small businesses, I've spent quite a bit of time browsing through the products that will be featured in this year's market on November 13th.My own Christmas list gets longer every day... ;)And while there are countless items that would make unique, thoughtful gifts, the 12 products highlighted below are some of my very favorites!I hope this curated guide will offer a collection of inspired ideas that will get you excited to shop small this season. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and we hope to see you at the market on November 13th, where each business has generously agreed to grant access to their Black Friday deal, two weeks early!Use this opportunity to slow down, take a breath, shop early, and save on wonderful gifts. (Click here to join the guest list now.)With gratitude! Laura
1. Base Camp Kit - Aromatic Citrus
Citrusy, herbaceous, and balanced. Infuse this kit with vodka, gin, tequila, bourbon, or hot water for a zero-proof recipe! This kit serves 8 and can be infused twice for a total of 16 servings. Browse through Camp Craft Cocktails website to discover a wide variety of kits that will cater to any palate!And on a personal note, this kit was one of a few that we tried together with family during our Zoom-y/pandemic-y Christmas last year. A cocktail tasting proved to be a fabulous and fun long-distance activity that we could all do together, wherever we were! Shop Camp Craft with 20% off
2. Snow Day Collection - Set of 6 Holiday Cards
A set of blank-on-the-inside holiday cards that are full of cozy, playful, and nostalgic vibes! This set is one of my favorites because it's both a reminder to slow down and to remember what makes the season joy-filled. These cards add a cheerful accent to any gift, with lots of room inside for your handwritten love. Claim 1 FREE Birthday Card from Cards Don't Matter
3. Phases of the Moon Wall Hanging
While Coco & Souls offers an inspiring collection of coconut shell jewelry that deserve lots of attention, these wall hangings are not to be ignored! I love this Phases of the Moon piece even more every time I see it. Made from repurposed shells from the Pacific Ocean seashores of El Salvador, this natural, boho-style wall hanging would be a beautiful gift. Shop Coco & Souls with 20% off
4. Heirloom Tea Towels - Set of 3
Artist Jen Fox reimagined her great-grandfather's folk artwork from the 1800s for this whimsical set of 3 premium tea towels. Be sure to browse the bags, home goods, stationery, and pouches that also feature designs from this collection! Shop FOXLY with a Buy One/Get One 50% Off discount
5. RUTH - Non-Rx Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses
Look stylish while fighting off blue light in these non-prescription computer glasses. The Ruth is a classic style named for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Each style of Gleam glasses is named for another influential, historical woman!P.S. I own these glasses. I wear them daily. My eye strain disappeared without a trace. Fan for life. Shop Gleam with 20% off
6. One-of-a-kind Pottery and Ceramic Pieces
Maker Kira North creates small batch pottery and ceramic ware with a modern design that compliments any home. Many of her pieces are one-of-a-kind, so when you find that special must-have mug, platter, or pot, don't wait!Kira is creating the pieces she'll offer during this year's Rekindle Holiday Market as we speak and we can't wait to see what treasures will appear on her website! Stay tuned... Shop Hazel Tree & Beck with 10% off
7. "Perfect Beach Day" - 8x10 Print
This vibrant print is a reproduction of Kate's original painting. She says, "It would make the perfect addition to your beach house (or make your house feel like a beach house!)"Agreed! Shop Kate Short Art with 20% off (excluding original paintings)
8. Macrame Crochet Hammock Chair + Pillow Set
This luxury crochet hammock swing chair is the perfect addition to your home. It's made of 100% cotton and works well for both indoor and covered outdoor use. It is beautifully adorned with a handmade crochet beaded fringe with wooden beads. Crafted by master artisans in a small village in El Salvador, each hammock swing chair is a one-of-a-kind piece and is handcrafted exclusively in a fair trade environment. Shop Limbo Imports with 20% off
9. Long Needle Pine & Red Berry Bell Wreath
This modern winter evergreen wreath is one of many stunning options offered by ModSugar Design. Filled with a variety of faux evergreen branches, eucalyptus, red holly berries, and a brass metal bell, it would make a festive addition over a bed, in a powder room, or on a front door.SPECIAL NOTE: Andrea, the creator behind ModSugar, never discounts her items, but has agreed to offer 10% off to Rekindle Holiday Market shoppers on November 13th! Click here to get on the guest list for this event and to take advantage of this rare deal.
10. Turkish Cotton Baby Blanket - Mix & Match Set of 2
These versatile Turkish cotton blankets are soft enough for newborns and tough enough for toddlers. Use them as nursing covers, towels, or stylish accents for baby's room! Buy 1, Get 1, Give 1 from Pessh Baby
11. Hello Sunshine Essential Oil Roller
Bergamot. Sweet orange. Lime. Pink grapefruit. Lemon. Spearmint. What else do you need to know?! This limited release roller is back for the holidays, so take advantage while you can. The citrus cheers and the mint uplifts. This will be the perfect mood-booster for cold, dark winter days. Shop Still Not a Hippie's holiday bundle at 50% off
12. Diamond Design Turkish Bath Towel
This towel is soft, thirsty, and dries quickly. It's also a stylish addition to your minimalist lifestyle. This design is the thickest towel offered by The Bali Market and doubles beautifully as a throw. Shop Bath & Beach Towels from The Bali Market at 30% offSHOP THESE BUSINESSES... WITH A DISCOUNT!
Shop each of these beautiful businesses on November 13th during REKINDLE, a one-day virtual holiday market experience that'll be hosted right here at Cards Don't Matter!Each business will offer their Black Friday deal, two weeks early.SIGN UP HERE to get exclusive access to shop this invitation-only market.SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Is there a thoughtful gift-giver in your life who would love a little inspiration as they do their holiday shopping? Share this list and invite them to browse! And let us know in the comments which of these gorgeous products you'll be gifting yourself this year. ;)
OH, AND ONE LAST THING... THE GIFT BASKET!
One lucky shopper on the Rekindle Guest List will be chosen at random to win the luscious collection of gifts pictured below! This basket is filled with items generously gifted by this year's businesses and is valued at more than $300. Consider it our heartfelt "Thank you!" for shopping small!
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July 23, 2020
You shuffle to your mailbox and open it.
As usual, it's stuffed with bills and junk and a large, glossy Papa John's advertisement addressed to CURRENT RESIDENT. But wait...
There's something else.
Hidden within the intricate folds of a coupon mailer is a gosh-darned, 100% authentic, real, genuine, handwritten envelope.
And it's addressed to YOU.